Won Is Asias Top Performing Currency

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Won Is Asia's Top-Performing Currency
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Won Is Asia's Top-Performing Currency

The South Korean won was the "top-performing Asian currency" against the U.S. dollar in the first half of this year. Bloomberg on Wednesday called it "missile-proof" because it withstood the impact of North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

"Just over halfway through the year... the currency is up 7.8 percent against the dollar, making it the top performer in Asia", Bloomberg said.

It did not start the year "looking like a winner -- with the U.S. raising interest rates and tensions rising with its nuclear-armed neighbor", it added, and had been weak for the past three years.

[★BREAKING] Produce101 Park Woo Jin hospitalized after performing while having severe shingles disease
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[★BREAKING] Produce101 Park Woo Jin hospitalized after performing while having severe shingles disease

Produce 101 Season 2 contestant Park Woo Jin has been rushed to the hospital due to serious health concerns.

Park Woo Jin began suffering from a high fever and experiencing serious pain after his performance on May 28th.

He was rushed to the emergency room and diagnosed with shingles.

“Shingles is a severe and painful inflammation of a group of nerves, with a skin eruption often forming a belt around the middle of the body. It’s often caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.”

Highlight Opens Up About Performing In The Same Venue That They Held Their First Concert As BEAST
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Highlight Opens Up About Performing In The Same Venue That They Held Their First Concert As BEAST

On June 3, Highlight held a press conference for their first concert Can You Feel It? and opened up about how much the concerts mean to them.

Yoon Doo Joon began with, Holding our first concert under the name of Highlight is quite an emotional moment for us. Were really happy to be in the same venue that we held our first concert as BEAST.

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Yang Yoseob added, We like to joke with each other and say that this is our first concert as a rookie group, but its quite incredible to be in the same venue as our very first concert. We tried to prepare as many songs as possible that have all five of us on stage at the same time, rather than solo songs or unit performances, because we wanted to go back to our roots. Were so happy to see so many fans here.

Jei says she misses performing with FIESTAR
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Jei says she misses performing with FIESTAR

FIESTAR's leader Jeiwas recently featured in 'International bnt'.

For the photo shoot, Jei wore a sheer, black dress for a sexier look, while making a sophisticated pose in a blue and white striped dress. Lastly, she presented a more casual and youthful vibe wearing a vintage style t-shirt and a long denim skirt.

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In herinterview with the magazine, the idol star shared how she got into acting. Jei said,"I love animals so I wanted to become a zookeeper," revealing she was enlightened by a musical she had seen for the first time in high school.

iKON members get confused while performing random play dance on 'Weekly Idol'
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iKON members get confused while performing random play dance on 'Weekly Idol'

The June 7 airing of MBC Every1's 'Weekly Idol' featured the iKON members performing 'random play dance.'

It took two years since their debut, but the group finally made their first ever full group variety show appearance. They posed for a selfie with the MCs and B.I asked out of the blue, "Do you find Big Bang amazing or us amazing?" putting the MCs on the spot.

For the random dance play, upon hearing the music cue, the boys shuffled to their positions as they went back and forth in a daze, making baffled expressions.